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by Contributor on Tuesday May 01 2012

If gardens are good teachers, there will be lots to learn at the 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival, Saturday, May 12 on downtown Baker Street.

“We have more vendors than ever,” says one of the festivals organizers Glyn Violini. “Each year the festival grows and really, community agriculture prospers.”

Violini, a heather and rose vendor who helped start the first...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2012

According to Statistics Canada, approximately 3.3 million Canadians have trouble sleeping, and up to 15% of Canadians experience pain to a degree that it affects daily activities — a number that rises with age.

Almost everyone experiences these and other challenges such as weight issues, anxiety, and fear.

Two self-help workshops led by Dr. John Tamiazzo offered in Nelson in May...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2012

The annual Syd's Fun Run motorcycle ride again was a awesome success raising over $1500 for Muscular Dystrophy.

The 175-mile run Easter Weekend into the United States takes s riders at Leather and Steel in Fruitvale, finishing at the Warfield Fire Department Hall with a barbecue and silent auction.

The riding jacket donated by Leather and Steel in Fruitvale was won by Jen...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

Looking to liven up your front porch or get some veggie starter plants?

Here at L.V. Rogers the dance club is pre-selling a variety of vibrant hanging baskets, patio planters, bedding plants, and veggies.

Those interestd in purchasing please contact www.lvrdance.com where order forms and more info is available.

All procedes will go...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

At the 61st Annual General Meeting held in Rossland, BC on Tuesday (April 24), Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) released financial results for 2011.

Wednesday, board chair John Malakoff was introduced. Malakoff has several years experience in the role as chair of NDCU.

The high points of 2011 were the Community Investment Program, which saw close to $270,000 distributed...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 24 2012

Spring is about renewal and rejuvenation – especially for Nelson residents dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

“One thing that helps us renew our energy and improve our well-being is connecting with others,” says Linda Hoskin, the Nelson Support and Education Coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Research shows that being socially active helps...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 23 2012

Selkirk College is asking for community input towards their future direction.  The college is developing a strategic plan that will set a high level direction for the next five years.

According to Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, “Community engagement and development are absolutely integral to the success of
Selkirk College.

"Hearing the thoughts and ideas...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 18 2012

This week (April 15 -21) is set aside as Prevention of Violence Against Women Week” across B.C.  

This week gives communities across the province the opportunity to join together and collectively focus attention on the issue of violence against women and children. 

Education and raising awareness of the issue are steps we can take to prevent the violence that thousands of women...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 16 2012

How the Afghan War has impacted daily life in Canada is the focus of West Kootenay author Tom Wayman's newest collection of poems, Dirty Snow, which will be launched April 27 at the Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), Nelson.

The launch, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

 "The core of Dirty Snow is the Afghan War, whose effects hang over...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 15 2012

The B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada has awarded $2,500 to support the May 11-13 Convergence Writers' Retreat in New Denver. 

The focus of the Retreat, to occur at New Denver's Heart's Rest Retreat Centre, is on writing on social justice themes. 

The event offers three talks/discussions on aspects of social change writing, three writing workshops on a variety of...

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